Okanagan College bestows recognition on Oyama resident

Alan Gatzke will be recognized June 8 as honourary fellow for his leadership in the agricultural industry

Alan Gatzke of Oyama has been named an honourary fellow by Okanagan College.

Okanagan College will bestow its highest honour on an Oyama resident.

Alan Gatzke will be recognized June 8 as honourary fellow for his leadership in the agricultural industry.

“I am proud to welcome Alan as an honourary fellow,” said president Jim Hamilton.

As owner of Gatzke Orchards, Gatzke is a third generation farmer whose roots in the Okanagan extend back to 1929, when his grandfather began the family business.

“As one of the areas early adopters of agritourism, Gatzke Orchards is committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainability in all forms of the business,” states a college release.

“Gatzke’s vision for the family business has resulted in a thriving local hub that includes a farm market, cafe, bakery, accommodations and venues for concerts, weddings and special events.”

A former Lake Country councillor, Gatzke has also served as a Tourism Kelowna director.

 

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